For the last 15 years the corrupt dictator, Sopot, has oppressed the people of the Commonwealth. His relentless pursuit of unification with the neighboring United Republic has left the country soaked in unnecessary bloodshed. A battle for power and control that leaves the people of the Commonwealth in poverty. As not so ordinary citizens, a squad of super soldiers injected with nano-technology is formed. Fed up after years on the front lines each member vows to unify with the common goal of replacing the dictator.
Developed by Volition, Red Faction 2 is the sequel to one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed original game franchises of 2001. Featuring an enhanced Geo-Mod® engine that allows players to strategically alter and destroy the game environment in real-time, Red Faction 2 expands and builds upon the experience and technology of the original game. Defend your country as Alias, a demolitions expert, with the help of five elite squad members, each specialized in their own means of destruction. Fight through diverse levels using vehicles, an arsenal of specialized weapons and explosives in a rampage to overthrow the government
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Violence. PEGI Rating: 16+ with Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 2 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, mouse, keyboard, DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card.
Posted on 2014-02-11 06:57:28 bywestdraygon.762:
Behold, the legendary Geomod engine 2.0! Now with even less destruction than the first!
This is one of my biggest childhood games but luckily I can take off my nostalgia goggles and rate it for what it truly is: Pretty much a downgrade in most aspects. The single player was significantly better though, but still nothing to write home about.
The biggest crime here is obviously theread more scaled down destruction engine but the multiplayer is still fun. It now has multiple game modes plus an extra one for beating the game. You can even customise your own bots which is cool. Overall, average with moments of coolness.
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Posted on 2014-02-11 09:41:31 byBHGobuchul:
It's connection to the first game is flimsy at best, this game was very much a disappointment after having enjoyed the first in the series.
Gameplay wise it's okay, but really, don't go into this expecting any progression in plot from the first game.
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Posted on 2014-02-11 14:47:47 byFlashman324:
The original Red Faction hasn't aged tremendously well either, but this game really doesn't hold up, even allowing for the obvious technical limitations. The plot is substandard and wastes the voice acting talent they brought in (Lance Henriksen and Jason Statham) alongside some dismally amateur performances and awful dialogue. The game itself has little connection to the firstread more in the series, and while the gameplay is passable, the significant reduction of destructible elements (the selling point of the original) means a bland and mostly boring slog. There are some decent vehicle sequences, but this game would've been a letdown when it was new.
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